The home at 611 Millgate Place is nestled on a quiet cul-de-sac in Woodgate, an upscale development off Highland Road south of LSU. Wide-plank heart pine floors are gorgeous in this 31-year-old home, which has been totally updated and lovingly cared for over the years.
The 3,439-square-foot home has an open floorplan and great outdoor spaces, making it perfect for entertaining. The outdoor spaces include an outdoor kitchen and patio with two decks, one with television.
One of the decks in the shady back yard is flanked by a wooden swing, and the back yard is surrounded by a tall privacy fence. The outdoor kitchen has a stainless grill, a mini refrigerator and a custom counter. The outdoor spaces also have impressive drainage with catch basins and French drains.
Updates to the home include fresh paint throughout, an updated security system with five exterior cameras and an extensive update to the kitchen. A new gas cooktop, granite surfaces and glass tile backsplashes all work to make this kitchen beautiful and functional. The master bath has also been updated.
Rooms in the home are large and inviting. The living room and den are floored in stunning, 12-inch-wide antique heart pine planks. The pine flooring extends throughout much of the home, stretching from the den into the living room, which has a fireplace with a stained mantle. The pine planks have expertly installed with a beautiful gloss finish and gapped edges.
This timeless home has clearly been well cared for since it was built in 1989. Pressure washes, landscape trims and cleaned gutters have been regularly scheduled maintenance, according to the owner. Landscaping, by the way, was professionally done in 2006. New garage doors were installed last year.
Lots of interior wood is used inside the home, giving it a warm and inviting look. Millwork is beautiful, and antique beams add dimension and depth.
The kitchen, which combines popular colors of white gray and black, is bright and beautiful with crown molding and an antique beam that runs along the ceiling. Kitchen cabinetry is painted, and some have glass fronts. A cooktop is on the long center island while a microwave/oven wall combo is nearby. A wainscot wall is at one end of the kitchen near a cased opening to the dining room.
The formal dining room has an upscale 10-light chandelier and a big window for illumination. Floors are more of the gorgeous pine planks.
The long space that contains the kitchen also includes a breakfast room with a beadboard ceiling and windows dressed in operating plantation shutters.
The master bedroom, like the rest of the house, has upscale light fixtures, and the master bath is a beautiful retreat. There are two vanities across from a 6-foot tub. In the corner is a big frameless-glass shower with tile accents.
The home has a HALO air purifying system, a new hot water heater, an extensive security system with cameras and a Kohler whole-house generator for when the lights go out.
About this Home
611 Millgate Place
92 x 140 x 87 x 160 feet
Two full, one partial
Latter & Blum
Photos by IMOTO